Members of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives who want to help the environment and future generations by powering their home or business with renewable energy will soon have their chance. The co-ops have teamed together to build and operate a 60-acre solar farm that is expected to begin generating sun-powered electricity this fall.
State regulators recently gave the green light to plans for Cooperative Solar, the largest sun-to-electricity community solar farm in Kentucky. The facility is expected to produce enough electricity to satisfy the power needs of about 1,000 homes.
More than 32,000 solar panels are being installed on land adjacent to the headquarters of EKPC.
Cooperative Solar One, as the new solar farm is called, will provide members an easy, affordable way to benefit from sun power without the hassle, maintenance and expense of owning your own solar electricity generation.
Interested members will pay a one-time fee of $460 to license a single solar panel for 25 years. Each panel is expected to produce up to 50 kilowatt-hours of solar energy monthly.
To learn more, visit www.cooperativesolar.com.